Last week I kicked off Fabulous Fridays by introducing you to three authors I’ve become acquainted with over the past few months. I very quickly determined that I needed to drop that number to one per week because it’s not really spotlighting an author when he or she is just one of the crowd. I’m not sure how impressive being spotlighted on my blog is going to be because I’m just getting started at this…and discovering that it’s not as easy as I originally thought it might be. So, word of warning, they’re likely to be a hair on the short side until I find my footing.
I first came across Melissa’s blog a month or so ago after reading about her monthly writing challenges. It sounded like a lot of fun to me so I checked it out. The graphics that greeted me at the top of the page made me smile because, quite honestly, it’s absolutely adorable. The smile, however, disappeared when my chin hit the floor – after reading that she and her husband have eight children.
She looks too young to have eight kids!
But then I had to chuckle because she clarified, in her bio, that five are of the four-legged variety. Ah, a kindred spirit here. Although I have Melissa beat by one, and I only have two of the two-legged variety. There. I finally owned up to the number of residents in my zoo.
But back to Melissa’s writing challenge. I wanted to encourage other writers to have a look because it does sound like fun. On the first of each month she gives you five random words, a theme, and an image as a guideline, and you’re welcome to write a short story, poem, or song. On the first of the following month, post whatever you came up with on your blog, then link to it on hers. While there, you can get the new writing prompt so you can do it again. And again and again.
What I like about this concept is that it does sound fun, it is a challenge. It will also make you think outside the box, and seems like a great way to make friends with other like-minded people. So check it out and see how creative you can be.
This month the random words are: network, comic, seat, credit card, and pincer. The theme is frivolity, and the image is:
Good luck! And send some my way because I think I’m gonna need it! While you’re at it, drop by Melissa’s blog and have a look around. The bright and uplifting theme you’ll find there will likely put a smile on your face, too!